Kokila Lakhoo

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The aim of this study was to quantify the incidence of complications following inguinal herniotomy in small babies weighing 5 kg or less. This was a retrospective review of inguinal herniotomies performed in our unit between December 1997 and March 2002 on babies weighing 5 kg or less. A total of 154 patients underwent hernia repair, of which 125 patients(More)
BACKGROUND We have previously reported the outcome of a cohort of cases over a 10-year period with antenatally suspected congenital cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) and have recommended elective surgery within the first year of life for persistent, asymptomatic cases because of the risk of long-term complications. The aims of this study were to(More)
A 5-year audit of the formation, management and closure of small-bowel stomas and colostomies at Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital, Cape Town, is described. Of the 203 patients, 128 (63%) required the stroma in the neonatal period. Anorectal malformations (80), Hirschsprung's disease (65), necrotising enterocolitis (33), trauma (11) and neoplasm(More)
PURPOSE This study compares the outcome between thoracoscopic and thoracotomy resection of congenital lung lesions. METHODS From November 2005 to August 2007, 14 consecutive cases of video-assisted thoracoscopic (VATS) lung resections have been performed in our institution. A retrospective review comparing these cases to the previous open thoracotomies(More)
One hundred fifty-three children with a teratoma presented to one hospital between 1970 and March 1992. The clinical and pathological features of 15 patients with mediastinal teratomas are reviewed; six were newborn and nine aged from infancy to 13 years. Thirteen patients including the six newborns presented with respiratory distress and all 15 patients(More)
Teratomas are composed of multiple tissues foreign to the organ or site in which they arise. Their origin is postulated by 3 theories one of which is the origin from totipotent primodial germ cells. Anatomically, teratomas are divided into gonadal or extragonadal lesions and histologically they are classified as mature or immature tumors. Teratomas are(More)
Congenital lung lesions are diagnosed antenatally in the majority of cases. Postnatal management includes chest radiography and CT-scanning, followed by either surgical resection or CT surveillance. Pre-operatively, lesions are often “labelled” as CCAM (and the Stocker classification incorrectly applied), sequestration, or lobar emphysema, and their(More)
The diagnosis of duodenal atresia is commonly made prenatally, either as an isolated lesion or due to its association with other chromosomal abnormalities (Robertson et al. in Semin Perinatol 18:182–195, 1994; Hemming and Rankin in J Prenat Diagn 27:1205–1211, 2007). The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of associated anomalies, prenatal(More)